Jul 3, 2010

Little Boxes on the hill side...

Little boxes made of ticky tacky. Little boxes on the hillside and they all look just the same...

Do you have that song stuck in your head now? Welcome to my world!

I decided to paint a landscape last week - a subject I rarely take on. There are two reasons for that: I find the subject BORING and probably more importantly, I don't think I'm very good at it.

I saw an amazing photo of a fishing village with lots of brightly colored, sunlit houses and thought "Yummy colors, I could paint that..." Three dozen houses later I was thinking "WHY did I ever take this project on!?!" This painting took about 8 hours (super long for me) and I have now learned that if you're going to try and paint three dozen tiny house - draw them first! Painting in a loose style does not mean you can ignore the laws of physics or architecture!

I think I'm finished with this painting, mostly because I don't have any more energy or interest in painting little boxes...


"Little Boxes" 14x18 acrylic on canvas

Oh, and I now have a greater respect for landscape artists...
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sassypackrat said...

Wow what a great job you did!

storybeader said...

It's very nice. I was thinking when I start my watercolor painting, I will first paint houses. Are you trying to change my mind? lol

Jac-Ber Creations said...

Brilliant! You can't even tell you got bored :-)
I do like that song when I'm trying to explain to someone how a particular new suburb looks

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